An exact age of when I started to think negatively about my own body is difficult to pinpoint because I have never felt the way that I have seen a lot of women feel about the way they look. I grew up in a home where I was told I was beautiful but was surrounded by women who were not comfortable with their own bodies. My mother has been on some sort of diet my whole life and when I reached the terrible years of middle school, I saw that mentality in peers my age as well. I feel that I have always been relatively thin which is unfortunately the way society often views as ‘beautiful.” I don’t think I have ever met a woman who is in love with her body and wouldn’t want to change a thing, and I too fall into that category. I would say that more often now than then, I find things about my body that I would like to change. BUT, I like eating donuts and drinking IPA beers more than starving myself for a few pounds of water weight loss.

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